The Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) is one of the four research institutes of the Faculty of Humanities. The researchers from the departments of Languages, Literature and Communication and Media and Culture Studies who belong to ICON are organised in the six research groups.

Interdisciplinary and international research

The members of these research groups often work together to explore issues concerning different facets of the role played by art, culture, and media in present-day society. Through their interdisciplinary projects, they contribute towards the university’s focus area's Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights and Game Research, and to the strategic themes Institutions for Open Societies and Dynamics of Youth.

ICON scholars are also members of national research schools and are active in numerous international partnerships and networks in their various disciplines. Collaboration with other partners within society is also a key priority for ICON.

medieval studies | comparative literature | musicology | theatre studies | film studies | television studies | game studies | gender studies | media and data

News

The Lion King 2019
12 July 2019
'The Lion King' introduces us to a society where the weak have learned to worship at the feet of the strong.
24 June 2019
Two Utrecht University projects from have received a funding from the NWO programme PHDs in the Humanities.
Het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
20 June 2019
Last week, the special issue of Stedelijk Studies 'Towards a Museum of Mutuality' has been launched.
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Events

sör alex / photocase.com
26 November 2019 20:00 - 21:30
What makes people live and die for nations? Social scientist Dr Fenella Fleischmann explains the power of the imagined community.
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